Just about every American suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. You may think this is just because you’re getting older, as the average person who has back problems is between the age of 30 and 50, but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer with it. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce your back pain and to hopefully ensure that your day is pain free.
Fall is just around he corner. In the next few months many of us may notice an uptick in sinus activity and with it the risk for potential increase in allergy-like symptoms, colds, and cold sores. There are some ways you can help prevent colds, flu,and cold sores. If you really want to stave off [...]
Give me a good conspiracy theory, vampire movie, bigfoot documentary, or any other similar item of oddity and I’m glued to the TV screen. Because of my great curiosity with fantastical creatures and cryptozoology, I totally dig a show that’s based in the real world but throws in mythical creatures to stir things up a bit. For this, and many other reasons, I love the HBO drama True Blood.
It would seem that if you are performing surgery specifically to remove a brain tumor, and when you get inside there is no brain tumor, you’d stop, right?
You wouldn’t dig around for your own satisfaction. You already knew it wasn’t cancerous, so you don’t need to look for anything else.
He extra time in my head lead to the CSF leak which made for the most miserable 7 days of my life.
I had to have a lumbar drain inserted to relieve the pressure of the CSF. If I wanted to lift my head off the bed at all I had to call a nurse to clamp the drain or else my brain my squeeze through the holes in my skull. (And that lovely gem came straight from the mouth of one of my nurses to another nurse… that really comforted me. Let me tell ya)
I find it interesting how the most grumpy, disgruntled people react to kind gestures. It’s been my experience that usually someone with an attitude has a pretty good reason for it. There are the occasional crapheads who are just crappy for no reason, but usually there is some sort root cause for most meaness I experience in my nursing practice.
Recently discovered a blogger who I could almost swear is a twin separated at birth. Not Nurse Ratched recently wrote about the nurse and doctor relationship in a post Toeing the Line: Nurse vs Physician . This reminds me of an encounter with a physician I had a year or so ago. He was covering [...]